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Bregenz

History

Bregenz takes its name from a Celtic tribe, the Brigantes, who settled the area before the Romans arrived. Bregenz was first documented as Brigancia in 802 and became the seat of the counts of the area. The city enjoyed a fairly peaceful life through the centuries (apart from being part of Bavaria during the Napoleonic Wars) and was crowned capital of Vorarlberg in the 20th century.